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30 Dec
A grey desert packrat sits amongst rocks and debris
Unpacking the Arizona Packrat

The packrat isn’t just a term for someone with a lot of stuff — it’s also a common rat in the Arizona desert. Unfortunately, it’s also found quite a suitable environment in many Arizona homes. In this blog, we’ll learn how to identify these desert rats, where they build nests on properties, and signs of […]

20 Nov
A magnifying glass is held up to a bed, revealing bed bugs
Early Signs of Bed Bugs: How to Prevent and Detect an Infestation

Generally regarded as one of the most difficult pests to manage, bed bugs are a nuisance that you never want to find in your home or business. These tiny bugs are masters at hiding, easily latching onto people, luggage, furniture, or other belongings and spreading anywhere that humans settle. Places with high amounts of traffic, […]

13 Nov
A hand holds a cockroach in front of a suburban home
Areas of Your Home That Cockroaches Prefer

With warm climate conditions year-round, it’s easy to see why cockroaches in Arizona feel right at home. Known for their propensity to eat almost anything and hide almost anywhere, roaches look for three main things when searching for a place to nest: access to food, moisture, and heat — making residential houses a popular destination […]

16 Oct
A pigeon sits in its nest on a house
Arizona Pigeons’ Breeding, Feeding, and Nesting Habits

Generally regarded as a nuisance, pigeons in Arizona and beyond can pester those who live in cities and suburban areas alike. In order to combat their annoying presence, it’s important to understand the pigeon lifespan, including their breeding and nesting habits, so you know how to handle them. Burns Pest Elimination is here to help […]